Three very different men take a train through the English countryside. Why are they all going to the same place for Christmas? favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men by Wiliam J. Locke, 1910.
Published in 1496 as part of the Book of St. Albans, and written by an English prioress, this little treatise explains how to make a telescoping fishing rod, fishing line, and hooks. It also explains how to fish, when, and where. However, for the non-angler, the real pleasure of this treatise is its pleasant tone and small nuggets of wisdom. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, fishing
When a man's widowed cousin and his best friend decide they hate each other, he starts to feel that he probably shouldn't have invited them both home for Thanksgiving. Especially if one of them has a nasty cold. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Romance, Holidays - Thanksgiving Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, December 1859
On July 6, 1776, before the Declaration of Independence had been ratified by the conventions of the colonies, Maryland declared itself independent in these words. Drafted by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, this moving declaration displays a subtly different understanding of the grievances and rights of the people of the colonies. (Though the complaints about being treated like slaves sound ironic to modern ears.) Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, history Source: The Chronicles of Baltimore, by Col. J. Thomas Scharf, 1874
The classic 2nd century study and analysis of Christian Gnosticism in all its extant variants, as collected both from Gnostic writings and discussions with Gnostic teachers (as well as ex-Gnostics). Since Irenaeus was studying Gnosticism to help others change Gnostics' minds, he strove for as much accuracy as possible in his account. And in fact, you will find that his account of Gnosticism tallies closely with that of the recently rediscovered Gnostic writings. Book II Book III Book IV Book V favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
Now that Irenaeus has given us a rundown on Gnostic teachers, beliefs, and practices, he moves to suggesting arguments against such beliefs. These arguments also provide an interesting look at theology in Irenaeus' day. Book I Book III Book IV Book V favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
He's talked about why the Gnostics are wrong about God. Now it's time for Irenaeus to talk about what the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Tradition of the Church have to say. Book I Book II Book IV Book V favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers